Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Roundup

The Denver Post's Steve Lipsher covered last night's well attended FFF event in Westminster, CO noting that Landis bristled at the suggestion that he may be exonerated by virtue of a technicality:

Although Team Landis is pointing out numerous flaws in the way test samples were handled, Landis bristles at the notion he may get off on a technicality.

"To me, the test is a series of technicalities. That's what it is. It's a highly technical test, and if you don't do it right, you don't get the right answer," Landis said.

The Boulder Daily Camera also covered the FFF fund raiser in Westminster where Dr Baker's presentation seemed to have been appreciated. It was also noted that the event was held on the first day Paris Nice which was without Landis there to defend his title:

The season started Sunday, and Landis doesn't plan to be part of any of it. He said, even if he's cleared, he hasn't trained enough. That doesn't mean he is resting.

"Sometimes you're dealt a bad hand," he said. "But I came to play, and I'm not leaving."

The piece also contains an MP3 download of the Q&A press conference held prior to the slide presentation, as well as a link to allow a direct ipod download of the article itself.

Rant revisits one of the more popular theories -- the "patch" for recovery, and finds it lacking scientific credibility. He also suggests its wide circulation in the early days hints at assassination by whispers to the press. This is apparently being repeated by "sources" even as we speak.

Triple Crankset
read the Denver Post piece with interest, and likes that Floyd Landis, a.k.a. Bad Boy Floyd, wants to keep things noble by helping to change the system that he is fighting so hard to amend. Triple Crankset has been busy today, and here he talks about healing, his impressions of Floyd upon meeting him, seeing Dr. Baker's slide presentation, and just some generally great words to live by.

Brookhenry went to the fund raiser held in the Denver area yesterday, but didn't stick around for pictures and autographs afterwards because she thought it would be a shame to miss a beautiful day and a chance to ride.

Best Runner Ever
had lots to complain about yesterday, but getting to shake hands with Floyd Landis was not one of them.

Potholes and Roadapples revisits Landis' last season.

Thought for the Day

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchill-